Data Protection


Data Protection Policy

Dräger is committed to protecting the privacy rights of everyone whose personal data is processed by Dräger. Therefore within this Data Protection Policy we will answer the important questions in relation to the processing of your data in this Policy.

This Policy applies to the websites of Dräger and to the websites of all companies affiliated with Dräger who are referring to this Policy on their websites. It does not apply to Dräger websites referring to their own Data Protection Policy.

Please refer to our Provider Identification for information on the data controller as defined under Data Protection law (for those users from the European Union: Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You have the right:

  • o request information about the data Dräger has stored on you
  • to have Dräger correct, delete, block, or transfer your personal data, provided it is legally permissible for us to do so and also from a contractual perspective we are able to do this. We will block any data you ask us to delete if we are required by law to retain it
  • to object to the use of your personal data
  • to directly contact the competent supervisory authority in the event of a complaint

Please feel free to contact our Group Data Protection Officer with your questions about the processing of your personal data and to request information, correction, or deletion.

By e-mail: dataprivacy@draeger.com

By mail:

Drägerwerk AG &Co. KGaA
Group Data Protection Officer
Moislinger Allee 53-55
23558 Lübeck
Germany

For technical reasons, we have to collect and store certain data when you access our website. We use this data to technically manage our websites.

We collect and store the following data when you access our website:

  • date and duration of your visit
  • the websites you visited
  • data identifying the browser and type of operating system you use
  • the details of the website you have visited before visiting our website (when available)

In addition, further data is collected using a log file, that is an automatic record of all or selected activities on a computer system. This means that data is automatically stored in log files on our servers every time you access one of our websites and every time you open a file on one of our websites.

Log files record the following data:

  • your computer’s IP address
  • authentication fields
  • date and time of access
  • access method
  • content of the HTML access
  • web server’s status code
  • information about the browser being used and your operating system

We also process personal data that you voluntarily share with us as part of a contract, a survey, in the processing of your request, or your registration, or when you log in. You can find out more under the section “For what purposes does Dräger use my data?”

Dräger aims to constantly improve its websites and online services. We therefore process information about our websites’ visitors and our marketing campaign participants. To do so, we use various kinds of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie allows a web server to store text information (e.g., a unique ID) on your computer. As a rule, cookies are used to identify you the next time you visit our websites. The cookie is either sent from the web server to the browser or is created with client-side scripting (such as JavaScript). The cookie information is stored locally on your computer and is usually valid for a limited period.

Websites with Flash media write user-specific data on your computer and read them again later. These files are called Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSO). They are not managed by the web browser itself, but by its respective Flash Player plug-in. Flash cookies are subject to the same rules as conventional cookies. They can be read only by the website that initiated storage of the Flash cookie. However, the amount of information they can store is much greater.

Can I use Dräger websites without cookies?

You can use our websites without cookies. Browsers usually offer a wide range of settings to control the use of cookies. You can also deactivate the storage of cookies or restrict the acceptance of cookies to certain websites. Another option would be to set your browser so that it notifies you as soon as a cookie is sent.

However, because cookies also control website content, you should expect restrictions in the display of the page or in user navigation if you deactivate this function. Linked websites may use cookies without us being able to inform you about their use first.

When you visit our website, information about its use is automatically collected. This information is important to Dräger because it is the only way for us to find out what content on our websites is interesting to you and how we can continue to improve our services for you in the future. To do so, we use the following:

Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, a service from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). This service stores data on user behaviour on the website, such as

  • pages visited
  • objects and links clicked
  • information on time of visit, length of time spent on the website, and repeated visits to the website.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The data are stored in anonymised form by masking your IP address. This makes it impossible to infer your identity.

These user data are stored to measure the success of our Internet presence.

Google LLC complies with European law on data protection and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Further information on the use of data by Google LLC is available here:

How can I object to the collection of these data?

You can object to the collection of your user data at any time. For this purpose please click on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Via this link you can install a browser plug-in to prevent the information collated by the cookies (including your IP address) being sent to and used by Google LLC.

HubSpot

For our online marketing activities, we use HubSpot, an integrated software solution that allows us to cover a wide range of aspects, including:

  • e-mail marketing (newsletter and automated e-mails, e.g., to provide downloads)
  • social media publishing and reporting
  • reporting (e.g., sources of traffic, access, etc.)
  • contact management (e.g., user segmentation and customer relationship management)
  • landing pages, blogs, and contact forms

Our contact forms allow you as a visitor to our website, to find out more about our company, download content and share your contact and demographic information with us. This information and the content of our website are stored on servers belonging to our software partner HubSpot. We will use this information to contact you. Cookies also allows us to find out which of our services might interest you. To do so, we store information about your interaction with our website, such as the documents you download, the pages you visit, and the date and time of your visit (“usage data”), as well as whether and when you have opened marketing e-mails from Dräger.

Where can I find out more about HubSpot?

HubSpot is a US software company with offices in Berlin.
Contact:
HubSpot Germany GmbH
Unter den Linden 26
10117 Berlin
Germany

How can I object to the collection of this data?

Although you have the option of revoking your consent at any time, you can also technically exclude the collection of your user data by adjusting the cookie settings of your browser and deleting the respective cookies. More information about the cookies used by HubSpot can be found here and here.

WordPress

As well as the required personal data, our contact forms also collect and store the Internet site last accessed by the user (the referrer URL).

We collect and process data solely for purposes defined in advance, which may result from technical necessity, contractual stipulations, or express user requests. Furthermore, we will only use your data if you have given your advance consent for us to do so. Some of our online services, such as our applicant portal, are available only to registered users who have logged in as such. This registration is used to manage your ability to access and use the respective functions. We will request the personal data that is collected and stored when you log in as part of the respective online service.

Please see below or consult the terms of use of the respective online services for more information about the storage, processing, and purpose of collecting your data.

Applicant management

The following section applies to the processing of your application-related data on our careers website.

Are you interested in registering as an applicant on Dräger’s careers website? Then you need to create a user account first. A user account consists of at least the following information:

  • first name
  • last name
  • e-mail address and telephone number
  • username
  • password

We are required to maintain records of your user account. We will retain these records for a period of six months after which you will be asked to consent to the data processing again. Your account will then be retained for an additional six months once you have given your consent. If your account’s retention period is about to expire and you are still in the middle of applying for a position at Dräger the period will be extended until your application process has been completed.

Application-related data

We will save information you give us through the careers’ website as part of your application along with your name for up to three months after the application process has been completed. After that, the results will be saved only in anonymized form for statistical evaluation. It is not possible to draw any conclusions regarding your person based on this statistical data.

Identification of rejected applicants

Was your application to work at Dräger unsuccessful? In this case, we will save a data set to identify you in case you apply again for the same position at Dräger. However, this data set does not contain your entire professional qualifications.

The identification data set contains the following information:

  • last name
  • first name
  • date of birth
  • e-mail address
  • applicant number

The identification data set will be permanently deleted no later than three months after the end of the application process.

Application at multiple Group companies at the same time


Have you applied for multiple positions at different Dräger companies at the same time? In that case, the respective HR departments to which you directly submitted your application may be informed that you have filed multiple applications at the same time.

Accessibility of applicant data

Have you applied for a specific position (direct application)? Then your data will be made accessible to the department advertising the job as well as the appropriate HR department.

Security in handling personal data

Your data will be automatically encrypted during transmission. The steps we take to secure your data are always in line with the latest technology.

Online test for trainees (Germany)

To assess your aptitude as part of our application process for trainees, Dräger will process the following personal applicant data as part of an online test:

  • personal master data (e.g., first and last name, address, date of birth)
  • communication data (e.g., e-mail address, telephone number)
  • data on personal structure and cognitive abilities based on answers given during the online test

This data will be deleted after completion of the application process. The aforementioned time limits for the deletion of data nevertheless also apply to the applicant’s user account..

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is the following declaration of consent given by you within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR:

Processing of personal data: Yes, I agree that Dräger processes my personal data for processing my application in accordance with the data protection declaration.

E-mail marketing

Have you signed up for one of our newsletters or stated your interest in information from Dräger in another context (e.g., when filling out a contact form)? If this is the case we are then able to use your e-mail address to send you information (e.g., invitations to events, webinars, or product information) on the basis of your interests. You may object to the use of your data at any time if you are no longer interested in our information. To do so, simply click the “Cancel” link in the respective newsletter.

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is the declaration of consent given by you within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Contacting you

Have you used one of our contact forms to request information about products and services from Dräger? Generally speaking, we use the data you state in the form to process your request. You can also give us your separate consent before sending your contact request if you are also interested in additional information, such as invitations to events, webinars, or product information.

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is the declaration of consent given by you within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Provision of goods or services

When you order goods or services from Dräger, we use the personal data you provide to us to process your order or deliver the requested goods. We may also use the personal data you provided to carry out the necessary steps prior to concluding the contract, answer your related questions, send shipping and billing information and processing or providing of customer feedback and support.

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is the performance of a contract or the planned conclusion of a contract within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Customer satisfaction surveys

Have you recently purchased a Dräger product or sent in a repair? We are very interested in finding out whether you were satisfied with the service we provided and whether we can do anything differently in the future. We therefore use the contact data shared in this context to contact a group of customers selected at random following our interaction with them. To contact customers, Dräger may sometimes use external service providers with whom corresponding data protection agreements are in place.

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the following purposes of data collection: determining the satisfaction of current Dräger customers following the purchase or repair of a Dräger product. Since you are already a Dräger customer at that time, we presume that you agree to us contacting you to find out whether you are satisfied with us.

Website optimization

We aim to continue making our website better for you. To do so, we use various web analysis tools that provide us with answers to specific questions, such as: Which of our pages have you visited? Which links have you clicked? You can find a list of these tools under “What tools does Dräger use for analysis and marketing?”
For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the following purposes of data collection: ensuring a smooth connection, ensuring the convenient use of our website and/or application, and the analysis of system security and stability.

Dräger reserves the right to share the data you transmit to us with our subsidiaries and specialist retailers (dealers) throughout the world. However, we share it only if doing so is necessary to process your data for its intended purpose.

Dräger sometimes uses external service providers for the technical processing of your data. We may transmit and process your data outside the country in which you reside or in one of the countries in which Dräger, its subsidiaries, specialist retailers (dealers), or service providers and suppliers operate. Such entities may be based outside the European Economic Area. Contractual obligations to comply with the provisions under data protection law are in place within the company and in our dealings with our specialist retailers (dealers), service providers, and suppliers.

Dräger stores the personal data you transmit to us only for as long as they are needed (i.e., to fulfill the purposes for which you have transmitted this data to us, however we will delete it sooner if we are required to do so by law or you request that we delete your data). We will block any data you ask us to delete if we are required by law to retain.

Facebook

We want our websites to be attractive and easy for you to use. Some of our websites may therefore contain social plug-ins from the social network facebook.com. This network is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).

Facebook’s social plug-ins are identified by:

  • the Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue background or a thumbs-up icon)
  • the word “Like” or
  • the words “Facebook Social Plug-In”

You can view the list of Facebook social plug-ins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins .

When you visit a website that includes this social media plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the social plug-in is then transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the website. In this case, Facebook obtains your IP address and other device-related information. The information that you have visited our website is also sent to Facebook. Facebook may then also save a cookie on your computer, which is deleted when the browser is closed (see the above section on cookies). Dräger has no control over the scope of the data collected by Facebook using the social plug-in.

As far as we are aware, Facebook can link your visit to our web pages with your personal user account on Facebook, but only if you are logged in to Facebook while visiting our website. By interacting with social plug-ins—for example, by clicking the “Like” button or submitting a comment—the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. This data transfer can be prevented only if you log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may identify and store your IP address. It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins by using add-ons for your browser, such as the “Facebook Blocker” add-on.

Dräger also uses a “Recommend” button for Facebook. For example, if you find one of our web pages particularly interesting, you can easily share it and recommend it using Facebook. Clicking this button will open a new window where you will be asked to log in to Facebook. A Facebook cookie will be stored on your computer, only if you do this. The information will be transmitted to your Facebook profile if you are already logged in on Facebook when you click on the button. Depending on your privacy settings on Facebook, other users will then be able to see that you recommended our website. No Facebook cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in on Facebook.

A shortened IP address will be transmitted to Facebook when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.

For information about the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing and use) by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and the settings to protect your privacy, please see the privacy policy at  http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php

Twitter

Twitter functions may also be embedded into Dräger websites. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

These functions are identified by such words as “Twitter” or “Follow” or “Re-Tweet” together with a blue bird. By clicking on these words or this icon, you can share an item or a page from our website on Twitter or follow Dräger on Twitter, if you have your own Twitter account.

The websites you have visited are then linked to your Twitter account, and this information is made known to other users. This involves the transmission of data to Twitter.

Dräger also uses a “Recommend” button for Twitter. If you click this button, you will be asked to log in to Twitter. A cookie will be stored on your computer only if you do this. This information will be transmitted to your profile if you are already logged in on Twitter when you click on the button. Depending on your settings, other users will then be able to see that you have recommended our website. No cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in.

A shortened IP address will be transmitted when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.

Dräger has no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and the use of the data by Twitter. Please read the privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy if you would like to know how Twitter will use your data. You can change your Twitter privacy preferences in your account settings at   http://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn

In addition, plug-ins from the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”), are embedded in our websites. These plug-ins are identified by the LinkedIn logo.

When you visit one of our websites, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server, informing LinkedIn that you have visited our website with your IP address.

Dräger also uses a “Recommend” button for LinkedIn. If you click this button, you will be asked to log in to LinkedIn. A cookie will be stored on your computer, only if you do this. This information will be transmitted to your profile if you are already logged in on LinkedIn when you click on the button. Depending on your settings, other users will then be able to see that you recommended our website. No cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in.

A shortened IP address will be transmitted when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.

For information about the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing and use) by LinkedIn, as well as your rights in this regard and settings to protect your privacy, please see the privacy policy at  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-privacy-policy 

Xing

Our Internet pages may also use plug-ins from the social network xing.com (hereinafter referred to as “Xing”), which is operated by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

When you access a Dräger website with one of these plug-ins, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Xing servers. The content of the plug-in is then transmitted by Xing directly to your browser and integrated into the website. Integration of the plug-in informs Xing that you have accessed this Dräger website. If you are logged in on Xing at the same time, it can associate your visit with your Xing account.

Dräger also uses a “Recommend” button for Xing. If you click this button, you will be asked to log in to Xing. A cookie will be stored on your computer only if you do this. This information will be transmitted to your profile if you are already logged in on Xing when you click on the button. Depending on your settings, other users will then be able to see that you recommended our website. No cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in.

A shortened IP address will be transmitted when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.

For information about the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing and use) by Xing, as well as your rights in this regard and settings to protect your privacy, please see the privacy policy at  https://www.xing.com/privacy

YouTube

On our websites, you will also find embedded plug-ins from YouTube, which is owned by Google Inc., 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. As soon as you visit a Dräger website with a YouTube plug-in, your browser establishes a connection to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. This does not happen if you have already logged out of your YouTube account.

Dräger also uses a “Recommend” button for YouTube. If you click this button, you will be asked to log in to YouTube. A cookie will be stored on your computer only if you do this. This information will be transmitted to your profile if you are already logged in on YouTube when you click on the button. Depending on your settings, other users will then be able to see that you recommended our website. No cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in.

A shortened IP address will be transmitted when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.

For information about the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing and use) by YouTube, as well as your rights in this regard and settings to protect your privacy, please see the privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Slideshare

We also use Slideshare on certain individual Dräger websites to display our own presentations. Slideshare is a service operated by LinkedIn for sharing information such as presentations. Personal data about you is transmitted to slideshare.com, Google Analytics, and comScore as soon as you start one of our presentations. For your protection, we have embedded Slideshare with a double-click solution, which requires you to give your explicit consent before you use Slideshare. In addition, a cookie is set in your browser, and your data is transmitted to the US and stored there. Dräger has no control over this process, and Dräger has no knowledge of the scope of the data collection, the purpose, or the duration of storage by these services. comScore uses your data to create use profiles for marketing purposes, market research, and needs-based design of websites in order to provide needs-based advertising. Please contact comScore directly if you wish to exercise your right to object to this use.

For information about the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing and use) by LinkedIn and comScore, as well as your rights in this regard and settings to protect your privacy, please see the following privacy policies:

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Ireland, Wilton Plaza,Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

comScore: comScore, 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190, United States,  https://www.comscore.com/About_comScore/Privacy_Policy

Google Captcha

On some websites, Dräger embeds a captcha from Google Inc. A captcha is a security mechanism that checks whether online forms have been filled out by a human or a machine. When you visit our website, your browser establishes a connection to Google’s servers to transmit your IP address to Google, as well as information on your operating system and the browser you are using.

For information about the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing and use) by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and settings to protect your privacy, please see the privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ 

Changes to our Data Protection Policy

You are reading version 3.0 of our Data Protection Policy, last updated in May 2018.

You can find previous versions of our Data Protection Policy here https://www.draeger.com/data-protection

Dräger may change the Data Protection Policy at any time if…

  • … we introduce new products or services
  • … Internet procedures change
  • … Internet and IT security technology advances
  • … new legal requirements enter into force

We therefore reserve the right to change or supplement our Data Protection Policy as and when required. The revised version will be published here and will then apply to future use of our website. You should access the Data Protection Policy regularly to find out about its current status. This does not include a change of purpose in the use of data already stored.

All information contained on our websites has been checked with great care. However, we do not guarantee that the contents of our websites are always accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

Third-party websites

Dräger references third-party websites by providing links. Although we select these third parties carefully, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the contents and the data security of third-party websites. Furthermore, Dräger’s Data Protection Policy does not apply to linked third-party websites. Dräger is not responsible for the Data Protection Policies or content of other websites.